2016-12-08 15:50:00

Pope Francis names new Archbishop for Krakow

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has named Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Kraków, transferring him from the Archdiocese of Łódź, Poland.

Archbishop Jędraszewski succeeds Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, whose resignation was accepted by the Holy Father.

Biography of Marek Jędraszewski
Metropolitan Archbishop of Kraków

Marek Jędraszewski was born 24 February 1949 in Poznán. After completing his preliminary studies, he undertook the regular course of philosophical and theological studies at the Seminary of Poznán, and on 24 May 1973 was ordained a priest for that Archdiocese.

From 1973-1975, Jędraszewski served as parochial Vicar at Wilkanów and at Odolanów. Later, he continued his study of philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University, eventually attaining his doctorate.

During the years 1980-1987 Jędraszewski was Prefect of discipline in the Major Seminary of Poznán; from 1987 -1996 he undertook the position of Director of the diocesan weekly “Przewodnik katolicki” (The Catholic Guide); and in 1997 served as episcopal Vicar for social communications.

He received his Habilitation in Philosophy at the Pontifical Theological Academy of Kraków in 1991.

On 17 May 1997, Jędraszewski was named Auxiliary Bishop of Poznán, receiving episcopal ordination on the following 29 June.

Since 2012, Archbishop Jędraszewski has been serving as Metropolitan Archbishop of Łódź and Vice-President of the Polish Episcopal Conference; Member of the Permanent Council of the PEC; Member of the Commission for Catholic Education; Member of the Section for Philosophical Sciences on the Commission of the Faith. He also serves in several roles within the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE).

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